ZiShan T1 Hi-Fi Player Thread

Is this the best DAP under $100?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 23.6%
  • No

    Votes: 20 27.8%
  • Way above the price range!

    Votes: 6 8.3%
  • Could be

    Votes: 29 40.3%

  • Total voters
    72
Jul 27, 2019 at 11:17 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 641

IcedFrosty

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ZiShan T1
New audio player from ZiShan, featuring;

- PCM playback up to 32bit/768kHz
- Native DSD 256
- Changeable DAC Module (AK4493EQ*2 by default)
- Rollable Low-Pass Filter*2 (LM4562*2 or NE5532*2 by default)
- OP275 gain (Soldered)
- Dual crystal oscillator
- Allwinner© F1C100s CPU (900MHz, 40nm)
- Altera Max II CPLD
- 3.5mm power output (PO)
- 2.5mm balance output (BL), no Line Out port*
- 2.2" resistive touchscreen display
- 2 different firmwares, ZiShan official and Rockbox firmware^ (ZiShan official firmware by default)
- 180 EQ preset, custom equalizer available
- Sound filter, DSD frequency cutoff and sound quality options are available
- Sleep timer
- Type-C USB port
- USB DAC support (Dedicated USB DAC driver with firmware 0.1 or above required)¹
- 2TB max. SD Card expansion (FAT32 required)
- 3.8V 2850mAh
And...
- Pocketable size at 75mm x 50mm x 20mm

^Rockbox firmware is still unstable for now. ZiShan still working on the development of the rockbox firmware. Installing it might brick your T1. So be really careful. If you have any trouble with it, post it on the forum.

Pics:
~ Front
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~ Side
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~ 360 view
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~ Playback support
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~ Block diagram
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~ Inside
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~ About T1
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~ User interface
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~ Quick start guide
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~ Sound setting
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(Open links down below to see more information.)

Links:
∆ You can get T1 here on AE:
AK4493EQ*2:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000040339663.html
AK4497EQ:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000068532540.html
AK4490EQ (new):
https://h5.aliexpress.com/item/4000106843382.html
∆ ZiShan site:
http://zishan.ru/
∆ Firmware (updated)¹: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UFD3fSRg0AQNQitsoj7iPaDu335uN8vb?usp=sharing

Updates:
¶ T1 doesn't yet support USB portable media transfer, so you must use SD card to transfer everything.
¶ Real photo: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/zishan-t1-hi-fi-player-thread.911795/#post-15091753
¶ T1 update manual (English version): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VB...KpjuHoMmpoJMigGft8bDl6-k5wR/view?usp=drivesdk
¶ Now support for USB DAC on firmware 0.1 or above¹
¶ T1 LPF issue: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/zishan-t1-hi-fi-player-thread.911795/page-4#post-15106821
¶ New DAC modules: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/zishan-t1-hi-fi-player-thread.911795/page-5#post-15115241
¶ *Line out (line signal) can be tapped from the 2.5mm balance output
¶ My personal review on the T1: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/zishan-t1-hifi-player.23935/reviews#review-22612

NOTE:
¹ can be changed in the future
This thread is created for everyone and aimed at sharing opinions, reviews, mods, and and other stuff about the ZiShan T1. Please keep it peace, friendly and an easy-to-read discussion thread. Disagree about one's opinion and reviews is okay, but if more than that, it's intolerant (and your account might got banned). So let's use this thread as best as possible. Thank you

God bless.
 

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Jul 27, 2019 at 11:25 AM Post #2 of 641

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I haven't got it but great specs
 
Jul 27, 2019 at 11:33 PM Post #6 of 641

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Interested.
 
Jul 28, 2019 at 12:05 AM Post #7 of 641

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Any Zishan makers availble for answering questions regard to Zishan product?
 
Jul 28, 2019 at 12:29 AM Post #8 of 641

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Any Zishan makers availble for answering questions regard to Zishan product?

To be honest, I also wanted to get in touch with ZiShan makers (or even owner), but the company seems to be hiding in plain sight, can't find the whereabouts of ZiShan yet. But, I do have in touch with someone that seems to be a "tester" for chi-fi products, such as TRN. He's still testing the T1 and he said that there's still a lot of bugs he found. So there's no need to rush seller and get the T1 early. He also said that there's a module that uses one AK4497EQ. I believe that the battery life in the T1 is even worse than Z3, but this can be false. As always, correct me.
 
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Jul 29, 2019 at 8:23 PM Post #10 of 641

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I wish we could see pics with the screen on
 
Jul 30, 2019 at 4:05 AM Post #15 of 641

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AK4493 is a great choice for low-mid level DAP. Looking forwards to this one.

I know, but it's a bit funny to me that AKM opted the 4493 for a "High end premium" devices, just like in their website. But priced at less than $10. But, it's the implementation makes devices with this kinda chip is much above the DAC chip itself, this is obvious.
 

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